1992 - Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles

A snapshot of 1992’s best loved single releases, borrowing the top 40 list from the rap nerd’s bible that is Ego Trip‘s Book of Rap Lists:

1. Black Sheep: “The Choice is Yours (Revisited)” (Mercury)
2. Gang Starr featuring Nice & Smooth: “DWYCK” (Chrysalis)
3. Das EFX: “They Want EFX” (Eastwest)
4. Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg: “Deep Cover” (Epic)
5. Pete Rock & CL Smooth: “T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You)”(Elektra)
6. A Tribe Called Quest featuring Leaders of the New School: “Scenario” (Jive)
7. Main Source featuring Neek the Exotic: “Fakin’ the Funk (Remix)”(Wild Pitch)
8. Brand Nubian: “Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down” (Elektra)
9. Nas: “Half Time” (Columbia)
10. EPMD: “Crossover”/“Brothers from Brentwood L.I.” (Def Jam)
11. House of Pain: “Jump Around” (Tommy Boy)
12. Ultramagnetic MCs: “Poppa Large (East Coast Remix)” (Mercury)
13. Das EFX: “Mic Checka (Remix)”/“Jussumen (Remix)” (Eastwest)
14. Redman: “Blow Your Mind”/“How to Roll a Blunt” (Def Jam)
15. Naughty by Nature: “Uptown Anthem” (MCA)
16. Eric B. & Rakim: “Juice (Know the Ledge)” (MCA)
17. EPMD featuring K-Solo & Redman: “Head Banger” (Def Jam)
18. A Tribe Called Quest: “Jazz (We’ve Got)” (Jive)
19. Naughty by Nature: “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Ghetto Bastard)”(Tommy Boy)
20. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo: “Ill Street Blues” (Cold Chillin’)
21. Black Moon: “Who Got da Props?” (Nervous)
22. Apache: “Gangsta Bitch” (Tommy Boy)
23. Cypress Hill: “Hand on the Pump” (Ruffhouse)
24. Afrika Bambaataa Presents Time Zone: “Zulu War Chant” (Planet Rock)
25. Grand Puba: “360 Degrees (What Goes Around)” (Elektra)
26. Diamond D: “Best Kept Secret”/“Freestyle (Yo, That’s That Shit)” (Chemistry)
27. DJ Quik: “Just Like Compton” (Profile)
28. Double XX Posse: “Not Gonna Be Able to Do It” (Big Beat)
29. Pete Rock & CL Smooth: “Straighten It Out” (Elektra)
30. UMC’s: “One to Grow On” (Wild Pitch)
31. Beastie Boys: “So What’cha Want” (Grand Royal)
32. Fu-Schnickesn featuring Phife Dawg: “La Schmoove” (Jive)
33. Show & AG: “Fat Pockets (Remix)” (Payday)
34. Organized Konfusion featuring O.C.: “Fudge Pudge” (Hollywood BASIC)
35. Chi Ali: “Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a #” (Relativity)
36. Del tha Funkee Homosapien: “Mistadobalina” (Elektra)
37. Eric B. & Rakim: “Don’t Sweat the Technique” (MCA)
38. MC Ren: “Final Frontier” (Ruthless)
39. Sir Mix-a-Lot: “Baby Got Back” (Def American)
40. N2Deep: “Back to the Hotel” (Profile)

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